Forest Hall Boxing Club was established in 2002 and at the helm of the club is Dave Ritson.
"Our club keeps kids off the streets and starts the process at 6 years of age. Since 2002 we have had over 50 North East Champions, National Champions as well as England representatives, ABA finalists both male and female, and members that have boxed abroad.
This is what we do. We are a positive club, with positive ideas, and a positive outlook.
Come along and join us and be part of a fantastic and growing club. Be fit, be healthy, be strong - be a Forest Hall Boxing Club member.
Call us on 0191 216 0308 or pop along to our club during the club's opening hours."
So why choose amateur boxing i hear you ask?
Simple it is the ultimate sport for fitness and endurence. It gives you a full body workout, arms, legs,core, and cardio workout no other sport can match.
It also teaches great self defence and confidence. It appeals to men and women from all walks of life from dockers to doctors, and our gym is no exception.
No one is forced to box or spar until the coaching staff think you are ready. Should you not wish to box and spar you are more than welcome to reap the benefits the sport has to offer during the training process and activities.
TRAIN WITH THE BEST
Here at Forest Hall Boxing Club we offer classes that are open to the general public and recreational boxers.
Come along and try it. You will meet a fantastic team of members and staff ready to help and advise you.
We are open to the general public from 9am till 4pm, Monday to Friday. Sessions are only £3.00.
FOR FITNESS AND FUN
Forest Hall ABC keeps kids off the streets and starts the process at 6 years of age.
We try to instill discipline at an early age and let the kids know how to tackle adversity, good or bad, which will help them on their journey of life that they will be facing.
Boxing classes for children aged 6yrs-16yrs start on a Monday, Wednesday and a Friday at 5pm till 6pm. The price is only £2.00 a session.
Boxercise is a high-energy way to exercise. It combines boxing and excercise in a safe, non-contact programme which works the entire body, burns calories, and is a fantastic way to reduce stress.
FULL BODY WORKOUT
Our programme uses the entire body. You burn more calories in one hour than at the gym. You use your whole body and the time flies as you work on movement, agility and momentum.
Classes are £3.00 and are Monday to Friday 10am til 11am.
DON'T JUST SIT THERE - GET YA GLOVES ON!
Forest Hall amateur - an ABA finalist - Lewis Ritson reached the ABA Finals in 2012 and has been tipped as a possible Olympic Games contender.
Lewis turned professional last April under the guidance of former Ricky Burns trainer Billy Nelson and has 10 pro fights undefeated. The last was on the 10th July at The Stadium of Light fighting Nathan Hardy. The fight was stopped in the 3rd round. Well done Lewis!
Things are going from strength to strength for ‘The Sandman’ and there are plans this year for the Newcastle prospect, with some bouts even planned in Las Vegas after a deal is made with Mexican superstar Erik Morales. Check out his Official Website below.
Terry wilkinson boxing this weekend in the England elite championships. Good luck Terry - you have trained hard for this and we are proud of you.
We are all with you - Dave and all at the Club.
Ryan Ridley boxing at Sunderland tonight. He's on weight and trained hard, also boxing tomorrow night at Bishop Auckland it's what you call stepping up.
We think he is ready bout no 22, good luck Ryan. Dave and all at the Club.
FIGHTING FOR FRANKIE
Frankie Sherwood is a local toddler who, on the 26th of May 2015 was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma which is an aggressive cancer predominantly found in young children. He is constantly receiving treatment in Newcastle in the hope this will shrink his tumour eventually and heal the marrow cancer and also stop it spreading to other parts of his body.
Frankie is only 2 years old and his only hope is treatment in America costing £500,000. There are treatments for relapse of this condition but are not available in the UK. The aim of ‘Fighting for Frankie’ is to raise the necessary funds to prevent relapse of his awful condition that could help Frankie pull through. It is also to make people aware of this form of cancer that affects children. Frankie’s family and friends thank everyone for their contributions and support. To make a donation please click the button below.
See our lads in action here. What a fantastic night it was. We'd like to thank everyone for making it such a great event.
Palmersville Sports Pavilion
Newcastle upon Tyne
Phone: 0191 216 0308